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"We're paying you to dance and be fun, not to drink a mope."
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"And now, here's Linda Blanton, our WJM deflation fighter."
"You don't need to understand—just go get a goddam bicycle pump."
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"We worry more about deflation."
'I kind of miss inflation. It was a great excuse to ask for a raise.'
"Deflation- it's a b***h."
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"The economy always seems to be recovering, but it never recovers."
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'No, that's not the diameter of an electron. It's the rate I'm currently getting on my Treasury money fund.'
"When I turned off his computer, he deflated."
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'Don't mind him. He gets this wa every time they start talking about the inverse relationship between bond yields and prices.'
"Well, I have to tell your publisher something."
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"Yeah, well, I'm not sustainable either."
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'Actually, we were planning to use the money to buy a box of cereal.'
'What's scaring me is that I'm starting to understand some of the Fed's public statements.'
'You think gas is high? Your mocha latte works out to $85 a gallon.'
Bottle of pills labelled 'Global Recovery Capsules,' with 'Warning: May cause inflation, deflation, nausea, panic attacks. Use caution when mixing with optimism, stocks, bonds.'
Federal reserve notes are worthless
'Boy, is Mom going to be happy when she hears we melted down her gold cards and got $950 an ounce for them!'
"It looks like Fed fiat cash...so it's gotta be good, right?"
The United States' economy deflating.
'...in sickness or health, inflation or deflation,marriage tax credit or debit...'
Emergency pump in case of deflated earnings.
"Deflation is relative."
'Inflation is bad, deflation is bad--thank goodness for Carnation.'